The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


I have always been a fan of human hibernation for the winter — layering myself in the warmth of fuzzy clothes and only unwrapping myself from my goose feather duvet when necessary. During the cold months, I tend to wait inside until the skin-prickling air transforms into a sun-shining, skin-melting feeling. 

The secret to maintaining whatever sanity I have left is Periwinkle.

 As a third-year university student, I often find myself feeling overwhelmed with the stress of impending deadlines, assignments and the responsibilities of regular adult life. One of the key factors keeping stress from shutting me down completely is my horse, Periwinkle.

Religion has been around for as long as the invention of writing, about 5,200 years. However, the current generation, known as Generation Z, is starting to grow into new ways of personal spirituality. 

Every day, more companies are integrating the topic of body positivity into their advertisements. Even though it’s a good thing for media to show different kinds of beauty, experts say companies must act in ways that match those values or risk being seen as inauthentic.